The Akaroa Mail TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1914. NEW ZEALAND DAIRY PRODUCE
Last issue we published the remarks of the chairman of the National Dairy Association, which should be reassuring to those engaged in dairying on Banks Peninsula. On top of these facts it is hard to understand that there should be a marked decline in dairy I oows, as shown by recent dairy herd Bales, The possibility of trade route 3 not being open before the New Zealand dairy produce is ready for shipping Home is very minute now, as Britain and her allies, including Japan, have control of the I rade route 3 now, and there is not much prospect of produce < being intercepted. Instead of a drop in the] i price of dairy cows, there Bhould be a decided improvement, even though the money mar- I ket is at present rather dislocated. a We believe it would be to the ultimate advantage of Peninsula farmers to extend rather than I curtail their dairying operations, and now I the local scare is over the industry should thrive. It appears to us that, instead o £ there being any drop back in prices, there I will be good prices and a keen demand for
all produce at Home for a considerable time to come. We can report that the present 1 Home market quotations are: Cheese 75s to \ 80s, and butter 130 to 140s, which establishes a record for dairy produce for recent years, Tbe solidity of the Bank of England should restore the money markets of ihe world, and now that the local scare is over money should be obtainable at a moderately increased advance for all dairying ventures. The exclusion of the great European countries from the Home markets will lesult in a boom in dairying produce from the outlyicg dominions. Th 6 last of the Peninsula cheese outputs of last season, which are now on the Home market, should realise . plendid prices. The reported remarks of Mr J. S Harkness, secretary of the National Dairy Association, in the course of an-inteiview respecting the disposal of the dominion's dairy produce, are of interest. Mr Harle ness remarked : "The Imperial Government should commandeer all our food product., and especially meat and dairy produce, have such goods sold by those in the trade at a fair price, and thus control the market. If it were sold on the bass of last year's values, with the additional charges added thereto, the produce would thus be guaranteed, This ,s the policy that should be followed, and cf that lam ceita n, The issues now at stake are tremendous, and we, as producers, should be prepared to make sacrifices. We should not attempt to extort tho uttermost fanning for our I,'oods from the Mother Country in this time of severe trial " From its London oftictti i... _ National Dairy Association ha s been ii..; ••!=._ by cable that the prospects are for bi-'b prices for both but'.er and cheese. 1 heretore, producers should consign through the ia. k-. to the care of the Association, 'IL y./i.-j hould be''Consign, not sell,",
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The Akaroa Mail TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1914. NEW ZEALAND DAIRY PRODUCE, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 25 August 1914
The Akaroa Mail TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1914. NEW ZEALAND DAIRY PRODUCE Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 25 August 1914
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